Flagship 5 – Governance of Natural Resources: January – March 2017 updates

  • Following the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference, members of the Cluster 5.1: Enhancing Tenure Security attended a two-day team meeting on 25-26 March to discuss ongoing research, establish working groups for development of joint products based on common interests and priority areas, reflect upon impact pathways for the cluster, and discuss communication strategies to facilitate shared learning and achieve greater impact.
  • The Land Policy Initiative (LPI) kicked off with a project planning meeting on the pilot study to track progress in implementing the African Union Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges in 10 selected African countries. The meeting was held between IFPRI and the African Union Commission/UN-Economic Commission for Africa staff of the Land Policy Initiative on 1-2 March in Addis Ababa. On 27 March, the IFPRI LPI team hosted over 30 specialists on land tenure issues in Africa at IFPRI headquarters in Washington D.C. to introduce the initiative and make linkages with related projects.

Selected publications

Banjade, M.R.; Herawati, T.; Liswanti, N.; Mwangi, E. Forest tenure reform in Indonesia: When? What? Why? CIFOR Infobrief no. 163, December 2016. Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia. http://dx.doi.org/10.17528/cifor/006333

Larson, A.M., S. Flores and K. Evans. Forest use in Nicaragua: results of a survey on gendered forest use, benefits and participation. CIFOR Infobrief no. 162. Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia. http://dx.doi.org/10.17528/cifor/006345 

Larson, A. and J. Springer. Recognition and respect for legitimate tenure rights. Natural Resource Governance Series. IUCN Working Paper. CIFOR, IUCN. https://www.iucn.org/sites/dev/files/content/documents/tenure_rights_final.pdf